2010 Alpha Omega - Era

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 296254-2010
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% merlot; 14.8% alcohol): Bright, medium ruby-red. Black raspberry on the nose, complemented by sexy oak tones of coffee, mocha and chocolate. Boasts terrific sweetness and delineation to its flavors of plum, redcurrant and mocha. A bit less pliant and forthcoming today than the To Kalon wines, finishing with serious, noble tannins, superb length and captivating perfume.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A dense and focused red, delivering a potent yet elegant array of dark berry, black licorice, anise, wild berry and crushed rock minerality, sustained by dark berry fruit, rich tannins and subtle floral scents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 700 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    In a lineup of fabulous Cabernets, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Era is a bit hard to understand, as it doesn't really stand out in any meaningful way. There is plenty of fruit and oak in the glass, but the tannins are angular and there is much less site specificity than readers will find in the very best Alpha Omega wines. The 2010 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • Alpha Omega is located in the legendary Rutherford AVA, in the heart of Napa Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.
    Alpha Omega's winemakers source from historic vineyards to create wines that express the essence of Northern California, from valley floor, hillsides, mountains and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 33 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors